Subgroup | No. of isolates with the following VNTR allele (ETR-A to ETR-E) | |||||||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

64544 | 74545 | 32333 | 64535 | 74535 | 63535 | 74536 | 42432 | 71442 | 72536 | 42232 | 32432 | 42232 | 42422 | |

A1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

A2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 10 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

A3 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 |

Total | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 13 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 |

â†µa VNTR results (ETR-A to ETR-E, five-digit representation) for 30 clinical isolates of

*M. africanum*(10 isolates randomly selected from subgroups A1 to A3) that were defined using spoligotyping and IS*6110*-RFLP analysis (Fig. 1 to 3).